Police departments forced to change operations due to gas prices

6/29/2022 4:44:00 AM

With gas as high as it is right now, how is it impacting police working to serve you? Some agencies are tweaking their operations to cut back on the amount of gas they're using.

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With gas as high as it is right now, how is it impacting the police working to serve you? Some police departments are tweaking their operations to cut back on the amount of gas they're using.

With gas as high as it is right now, how is it impacting police working to serve you? Some agencies are tweaking their operations to cut back on the amount of gas they're using.

But with gas as high as it is right now, how is it impacting police working to serve you?Some agencies are tweaking their operations to cut back on the amount of gas they're using."Right now we're about a month short on our budget to be able to fuel our cars for 12 months," Tom Vaughn the Southport Police Chief said."That money has to come from somewhere, so what do we not buy to make sure we have fuel."

Vaughn says their budget is set every day, so it is hard to guess what gas prices are going to do.In response, the Southport Police Department has cut the number of cars they have on the streets.They went from one officer in a patrol car to two.He says it doesn't compromise the officers' safety, adding that it helps with backup already being on the scene of an incident.

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But with gas as high as it is right now, how is it impacting police working to serve you? Some agencies are tweaking their operations to cut back on the amount of gas they're using. "Right now we're about a month short on our budget to be able to fuel our cars for 12 months," Tom Vaughn the Southport Police Chief said.57 in Texas and $4."That money has to come from somewhere, so what do we not buy to make sure we have fuel. "E85 is clearly designated as a different fuel type and should not be used in standard vehicles," Sheetz cautioned." Vaughn says their budget is set every day, so it is hard to guess what gas prices are going to do. You can watch the prices here. In response, the Southport Police Department has cut the number of cars they have on the streets. Within 48 hours of the robbery, police arrested a suspect.

They went from one officer in a patrol car to two.32 a gallon. He says it doesn't compromise the officers' safety, adding that it helps with backup already being on the scene of an incident. SPD is also increasing foot and bike patrol. Let us know in the comments where you got the best prices on gas where you are. "[We have] One car out, [to] 4 bicycles, something like that to try and cut down," Vaughn said. Vaughn is also asking officers to limit how much they are idling. Here they are for Texas, broken down by county.com:.

The Greenwood Police Department is doing the same. Assistant Police Chief Matthew Fillenwarth said, sometimes letting the car run is vital. For the first time in six weeks, the statewide gas price average for Texas did not increase week-to-week. "What people don't also understand is even if it's not a K-9 when it gets too hot in those cars, it does things to the electronics," Fillenwarth said."The laptop stops working, that's how you get all your runs on. Market analysts suggest prices will trend upward especially as demand increases going into the spring travel season." Fillenwarth said his officers have restrictions on their cars, they have to live in Johnson County or the surrounding counties.

This limits the distance they're driving. “With Texas gasoline prices 35 percent higher than one year ago, AAA Texas reminds consumers that unless your vehicle requires premium fuel, you’re likely just wasting money, according to . They also restrict their off-duty miles. "As long as the gas prices really don't get too much more ridiculous then we shouldn't have to add any new restrictions that what we've already had well before this," Fillenwarth said. Drivers in Missouri are paying the least at $3. Both Greenwood and Southport police departments said regardless of the price of gas, their officers will be responding as they always have. "We're going to continue to do our job. Even so, the average gallon of unleaded hit another record in Houston, Friday at $4.

We will cut where we need to cut, there are some things that we won't be able to get this year and that's fine but they will get the same service that they always get no matter what we'll make sure of it," Vaughn said. "They will always go to their calls, they will always respond. Also Friday, KPRC2 Investigates asked Harris County Judge, Lina Hidlago, if the Harris County Toll Road Authority would enact a plan to reduce or suspend tolls to off-set high gas prices for commuters. It doesn't matter if gas is $10 a gallon," Fillenwarth said. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's cars are managed by the Indiana Department of Public Works. At this time it’s not something we’re in a position to do but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to keep looking at it,” Judge Hidlago said. They tell us there are 5,000 different vehicles in their fleet.

DPW says their operations haven't changed. Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved. They're asking their drivers to be as efficient as possible. They also encourage them to use one of their 12 re-fueling sites, because they get gas 10-15 cents cheaper there for buying in bulk. TOP STORIES: Indiana gas tax increases to 61 cents per gallon | PICS: Inside Kessler Boulevard mansion | Township trustee and fire employees owe taxpayers $351K, audit reveals | Former Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan dies at 25 | Here's what overturning Roe v. Wade's abortion protections means for Indiana .